In cooperation between the economic chambers and the department for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the University of Innsbruck, the online platform www.zukunft-tirols.at was initiated and launched. Tyroleans were asked to post ideas, visions and innovations for Tyrol. The project started with 19 interviews. Open-minded forward-thinkers have provided the initial content for the platform and a starting point for the broad public discussion around Tyrol. “We don’t want solely the experts’ opinions. We need the thoughts of the people. It is their future, hence we need their ideas”, said Prof. Dr. Johann Füller from University of Innsbruck, also CEO of HYVE – the innovation company.
More than 500 users submitted over 200 ideas including broad visions (eg. to establish Tyrol as a high-tech area or to increase diversity for the tourism or education sector) as well as actual business ideas.